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Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 10:40 PM GMT+7
Andy Cairns informed us on his latest release, a 1/35 scale figure set depicting Sherman crew, ETO.
ACM35042 - E8 Sherman crew, US, late ETO

Sculpted by Andy Cairns, the set includes 6 resin figures.
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I think the guy at bottom left holding his hard hat may be related to David Bowie ?
FEB 14, 2018 - 09:17 AM
They guy on the barrel is wearing the Army enlisted raincoat. The captain is wearing a P38 holster and the US compass pouch. The troop on the right is wearing the wool or serge shirt and trousers . Me, I kinda like the steel pots . Supposed to be in Germany 1945 by the appearance. If you must have them in tanker helmets, there's a bunch out there .
FEB 14, 2018 - 10:42 AM
I think that you're right except that it would have to be David Bowie's FATHER. I personally would have liked to have seen the set with a better variety of headgear, googles, etc. They're too uniform in their casualness. The sixth figure should be more clearly identifiable too. Maybe yelling at them for being slobs...
FEB 14, 2018 - 12:44 PM
Now ainít that just a classic Armorama oxymoron. If youíve never spent time in a tank crew youíll never understand why tankers are experts in being casual.
FEB 14, 2018 - 03:11 PM
Now if Andy could come up with a guy and a camera that would REALLY tell the story. Looks nice though and if I didn't have so much other stuff I'd buy it.
FEB 15, 2018 - 12:45 AM
Hello, the E8 US are used in Korea or Vietnam War ? Thank you in advance for reply, really appreciated.
FEB 17, 2018 - 10:49 PM
Vincenzo- they are late WWII. You can tell by the wrap around leggings on the boots. Korea and Vietnam troops had taller lace-up boots. Although as a tanker n Germany in the 1970s, we were often allowed to buy our own boots, and several of us bought similar wrap around strap "tankers boots". But these figures are WWII only. The US also didn't use the E8 in Vietnam. VR, Russ
FEB 18, 2018 - 04:57 AM
In case anyone was wondering. The figure set is based off a real photo. The crew of the M4A3E8 "St. Louis Blues" from the 714th Tank Battalion was posing for a photo on March 24, 1945 in Speyer, Germany. https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth392474/ Yes, there are 1/35 decals available for "St. Louis Blues".
FEB 18, 2018 - 05:10 AM
Vincenzo- they are late WWII. You can tell by the wrap around leggings on the boots. Korea and Vietnam troops had taller lace-up boots. Although as a tanker n Germany in the 1970s, we were often allowed to buy our own boots, and several of us bought similar wrap around strap "tankers boots". But these figures are WWII only. The US also didn't use the E8 in Vietnam. VR, Russ [/quote] Thank you so much for help, really appreciated. Best Wishes from Rome, Italy. Regards, Vincenzo
FEB 18, 2018 - 10:43 PM
We broke our quick reply box. Working on it. Until fixed go to topic to reply.
Thanks.
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